Ortigas and Shaw Boulevard, Metro Manila
October 3, 2022
President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. led the groundbreaking for the Contract Package 104 (CP104) of the Metro Manila Subway Project (MMSP) – Ortigas and Shaw Boulevard Stations and Tunnels in a ceremonial program.
In his keynote address, the President stressed how the CP104 would greatly benefit the commuting public, noting that the Ortigas and Shaw Boulevard Stations span through the business district of Pasig City and could accommodate around 150,000 passengers a day once operational by 2028.
“Let the breaking ground of this subway system signal our intention to the world, to pursue even grander dreams and more ambitious endeavors, and to bring comfort and progress to our people all over the country,” he said.
The MMSP — the Philippines’ first underground railway system that runs from Valenzuela to Bicutan (stretching more than 33 kilometers with 17 stations) — is by far one of the country’s largest infrastructure projects aimed at creating an efficient railway system in the National Capital Region (NCR). Forming part of its first phase is the CP104.
The Chief Executive acknowledged the Government of Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and other important stakeholders for their assistance in making the project possible.
“With this serving as our guide moving forward, let our shared aspirations for a better, brighter and more prosperous Philippines enkindle in all of us Filipinos a renewed zeal and purpose to work for the advancement of our countrymen,” President Marcos Jr. ended in his speech.